|U.S. Senate, New Hampshire|
|January 3, 2009-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Predecessor||John Sununu (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Governor of New Hampshire|
|New Hampshire Senate|
|Bachelor's||Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania|
|Master's||University of Mississippi|
|Birthday||January 28, 1947|
|Place of birth||St. Charles, Missouri|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Shaheen graduated from high school in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Mississippi.
She taught high school in Mississippi and moved to New Hampshire in 1973, where she taught school and owned a small business. In between holding public office, in April 2005 Shaheen was named director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
Shaheen serves on the following Senate committees:
- Committee on Appropriations
- Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
- Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on SeaPower
- Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
- Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Committee on Foreign Relations
- The Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
- The Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues
- The Subcommittee on European Affairs
- The Subcommittee on African Affairs
- Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Shaheen served on the following committees:
- Committee on Foreign Relations
- Subcommittee on African Affairs
- Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues
- Subcommittee on European Affairs (Chairwoman)
- Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
- Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Energy
- Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests
- Subcommittee on Water and Power
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.
Shaheen voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.
|United States Senate, New Hampshire General Election, 2010|
Comprehensive donor information for Shaheen is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Shaheen raised a total of $14,180,314 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 25, 2013.
|Jeanne Shaheen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2008||U.S. Senate (New Hampshire)||$8,342,400|
|2002||U.S. Senate (New Hampshire)||$5,837,914|
|Grand Total Raised||$14,180,314|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Shaheen missed 17 of 1,276 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of April 2013.
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shaheen paid her congressional staff a total of $2,188,856 in 2011. She ranks 5th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and she ranks 20th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, New Hampshire ranks 48th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shaheen's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,692,382 to $5,223,360. That averages to $3,457,871, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. Her average net worth increased by 34.05% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shaheen's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $479,021 and $4,679,993. That averages to $2,579,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Shaheen ranked 19th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. Senate.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Shaheen ranked 43rd in the liberal rankings among U.S. Senators.
Percentage voting with party
Jeanne Shaheen voted with the Democratic Party 93.0% of the time, which ranked 30th among the 51 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.
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Shaheen is the wife of Lebanese-American attorney and political operative Bill Shaheen. Together they have three children.
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- Gov Track "Jeanne Shaheen," Accessed March 3, 2012
- Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
- U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
- Open Secrets "Donor history for Harry Reid" Accessed April 25, 2013
- GovTrack, "Shaheen," Accessed April 11, 2013
- LegiStorm "Jeanne Shaheen"
- OpenSecrets.org "Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Shaheen, (D-New Hampshire), 2010"
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 5, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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